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Date: 10/24/11 02:19 PM

38 Responses to Hey Hippie, Wanna Change The World? [Pic]

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    kitten_soup Female 18-29
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    October 24, 2011 at 2:21 pm
    Link: Hey Hippie, Wanna Change The World? - You`re gonna have to do a little more than come up with your art degree.
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    Arcval Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    Art has changed the world.
    But if what you want to be an artist avoid art degrees like the plague.
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    Authentic187 Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    so art has no influence on the world we live in!? what about music? what about all of Leonardo da Vinci`s work!?
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    Only art critics and hacks get art degrees.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    October 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    I 100% agree, not saying art doesn`t influence the world. I`m saying it doesn`t do any any immediate good.

    I know people like the ones described, if they put half the effort into helping where it`s needed instead of stupid artistic stunts. They would get a lot more done with the half the time spent.
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    nckf55 Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    Without art, the world would be a bleak, boring, lifeless existence without music, movies, architecture, culture, books, museums, or anything you`ve ever touched that isn`t organic. It is a shame that some people are this narrow minded and oblivious to something that brings new ideas and ways of thinking to enhance and enrich life for the entire human race. Art is a gigantic spectrum of thought that is much more than just pretty pictures.
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm
    I think Live Aid and Live 8 helped the world a hell of a lot more than a damn soup kitchen.

    What about aboriginal and african art work sold at charities that go towards the people who made them and need the money?

    I think people forget how broad and all encompassing the word art is.
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    Norris Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    I beg to differ :P
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    CalicoBlacki Male 50-59
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    October 24, 2011 at 5:08 pm
    That damned Pete Seeger and all the rest of those artists and musicians should have majored in something useful! Then we could all be engineers. See www.prairiefirenews.com for more about ows.
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    Loxen Female 30-39
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    October 24, 2011 at 5:08 pm
    Art is "Teh Easy".
    Math is "le Hard" (ask Barbie).
    Therefore: Too many damn lazy hipsters artists in the world, and not enough hipster rocket scientists.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 24, 2011 at 5:28 pm
    so many people want to change the world.. . so little actually try
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    October 24, 2011 at 5:51 pm
    I`m not a jobless art major! gah!!!
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
    750 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    @nckf55: It is a shame that some people are this narrow minded and oblivious to something that brings new ideas and ways of thinking to enhance and enrich life for the entire human race.

    I think you are over generalizing. Few, if any, hate art. They hate pretentious "artists" that think they are "making a difference"
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    scoundrel1 Male 40-49
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    October 24, 2011 at 6:27 pm
    Art doesn`t create jobs! Nice to have, good for the soul, etc. But...contributes nothing to the bottom line. Work first, play second. Nothing wrong with this.
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
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    October 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    I agree, NICE!
  16. Profile photo of FaLa620
    FaLa620 Male 30-39
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    October 24, 2011 at 7:12 pm
    Why can`t you do both? I`m an artist and a musician with a bachelor`s degree in studio art. I devote plenty of time to my art, as it is something I truly love. However, I also work full time, contribute to various charities, and volunteer. It doesn`t have to be either/or.

    And on a deeper level I would argue that art is one of the primary sources of change in the world. Art helps enlighten and open eyes, it challenges the status quo, it influences technology and design, it gives hope and comfort to those who suffer. Art changes the world because artists are at heart forward thinkers who want to make a difference, and without their ideas and their spirit all the politics and economics in the world won`t change a thing.

    "Art is "Teh Easy".
    Math is "le Hard" (ask Barbie)."

    O rly? Quick, off the top of your head, can you name 5 internationally famous mathematicians? Okay now 5 famous artists? How about musicians? Yeah that`s what
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2011 at 7:17 pm
    ROFL
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    October 24, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    Ironically, this may be considered art.
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    DesertDustX Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2011 at 7:36 pm
    FaLa620: I completely agree on what you say, but to add, I`d also like to ask, how do you invert a half-diminised 7th chord in f# minor? hmm.... art`s not so easy now is it? whats a triad? Last time I checked, the greeks studied math, art and language for a reason. Do some research. Almost everything has an art involved, music stimulates people and is in every movie, show, commercial and every store you walk in, every radio progam and advertisment. Art creates way more jobs than you can imagine. @scoundrel1, I`m an orchestral musician, and if it weren`t for people like myself, your ignorant mind wouldn`t have ever listened to a single tune, song, or jingle and your life would be boring.
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    simbha Male 30-39
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    October 24, 2011 at 7:46 pm
    I agree with FaLa620. I really don`t see how one (art as a profession) has anything to do with the other (volunteerism).

    And, while I don`t have any statistics to back this up, my gut tells me that artists proportionally volunteer of their time far more than engineers (e.g.).

    No, art doesn`t "contribute to the bottom line," of companies, at least. It certainly creates jobs, however. It`s like any other good/service; as long as there are people who are willing to pay for it, it will create economic value (generally). The work of painters, for example, benefits not only the painter and the buyer - but also the makers of the canvases/paints/etc, the gallery/auction owners and employees, and so on.

    To suggest that a product which is bought and sold does not contribute to the economy is simply nonsense. Do many (amateur) artists do it simply for the love of it? Umm, yes; that`s what it means to be an amateur. That doesn`t mean professional artists don`t
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    simbha Male 30-39
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    October 24, 2011 at 7:47 pm
    This brings up an interesting point, however. I`ve not ever seen a comprehensive study of the economic impact of the arts. I may have to consider having my analysts do a white paper on this...
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    Jangha Male 30-39
    27 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 8:01 pm
    Only an artist chooses Helvetica over Arial...
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    datubaman198 Male 18-29
    79 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 8:43 pm
    "Art doesn`t create jobs! Nice to have, good for the soul, etc. But...contributes nothing to the bottom line. Work first, play second. Nothing wrong with this."

    Figures that this comment comes from someone living south of the Mason-Dixon line.
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    Chaosmaster Male 30-39
    234 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 9:24 pm
    So as an Architect am I an artist or am I a profession or am I the one that breaks the boundaries between the two?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 9:44 pm
    Volunteering at a soup kitchen won`t change the world either, you arrogant prick.
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    PTPete Female 30-39
    1236 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 9:46 pm
    Not all artists are hippies.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    October 24, 2011 at 10:09 pm
    No true.
    Art inspires, initiates, enforces the changes & make the changing world prettier.
    Absolutely necessary.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2011 at 10:15 pm
    Both sides are equally retarded.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    October 24, 2011 at 10:51 pm
    Most artists create something of value that someone else is willing to pay for. Both of their lives are enhanced by the transaction -- the artist has money, and the buyer has a work of art that he values more than the money.

    Does that artist change the world? Well, he may not change it much, but he certainly changes it for the better. At least he isn`t a parasite living off of handouts and tax dollars like those bums down at the soup kitchen.

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    MightyPeanut Male 30-39
    411 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 12:30 am
    ...at least he didn`t use COMIC SANS
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3889 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 1:05 am
    I have a feeling that a lot of people volunteer at soup kitchens because they want to make up for being horrible people. But no matter how much they pretend to be good they`re not.
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    ghettoelf Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 1:54 am
    @sutra46: Thank you!

    Art has been outlawed in so many countries historically (especially the performing arts) because it challenged authority in an indirect way and got people to start thinking about the way their world SHOULD be. It`s the last form of subliminal marketing we humans can do for ourselves.
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 3:12 am
    @ghettoelf

    maybe, but an art degree is still useless, and most art majors aren`t artists anyway.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    October 25, 2011 at 3:16 am
    Word.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    October 25, 2011 at 8:14 am
    At party a freshman from the University of Washington told me you can`t be an artist without an art degree. It was the stupidest thing I have ever heard.
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    fishgul69 Female 18-29
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    October 25, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    thank you, ghettoelf.
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    DesertDustX Male 18-29
    427 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    sutra46, you`re clearly an awesome person, art ftw!
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    fishgul69 Female 18-29
    914 posts
    October 25, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    thank you, ghettoelf. and there`s more to art than just doodling by yourself in a corner. everything you touch, hear and use has some influence of art and most likely employed someone with said degree/discipline.

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